Discovering the sound worlds through the body
Juntunen, Marja-Leena (2004)
International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Juntunen, M.-L. (2004). Sound words to discover through body movement - embodiment in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. In A. Giráldez (Ed.), Proceedings of ISME's 26th World Conference. ISME.
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The paper is based on my doctoral study (Juntunen 2004) that examines the various aspects of embodiment within Dalcroze Eurhythmics and that includes four substudies (Juntunen 2002ab; Juntunen & Westerlund 2001; Juntunen & Hyvönen 2004). The theoretical framework of my research was drawn from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1908–1961) phenomenology. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy, embodiment refers to experiencing and knowing the world subjectively through the living body-subject. The perspective of embodiment accounts for how human beings think and act holistically and how the body can be considered a constitutive element of cognition and creativity.